His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I thought it was for people who want to arrive at work without getting soaking wet.
It never rains when I'm outside. It can pour down when I'm inside, but the moment I go out, it's no longer raining. At least, that's what my sergeant taught me.
Really, learning to be apathetic towards minor things like rainfall, walking everywhere, and not eating a hot meal weeks at a time, it's all helped me through my later years. As part of my job being a teacher, I have playground duty at school where I need to make sure the kids don't kill themselves or others while they're on school property. Today it was raining (until I went outside, of course), and while my coworker was putting on all kinds of clothes to keep the rain out, I just walked outside and stood in the misty air for 20 minutes until the bell rang. Didn't even give a sh*t.
They don't teach that stuff, anymore. Military service should be mandatory as we'd get rid of a lot of everyday bullsh*t if it was. People wouldn't ***** about their position in the line if they'd spent a week eating cold, canned food, taking baths in a freezing stream, been on lookout for so long the dew freezes to ice on your clothes, and experienced having to squat in the middle of @#%^ing nowhere, in the dark, flashlight in mouth, toilet paper in one hand and a shovel in the other, taking a dump just as the enemy attacks and your wiping time is reduced to zero.
I guarantee that once you've dealt with that
, you will no longer give two sh*ts about how fast you can get your frappuccino.
The rain isn't what's keeping me from the math lecture. The 30-minute walk in said rain isn't what's keeping me from the math lecture. The 30-minute return trip in said rain isn't, either. What's keeping me away is plan C. Being able to not miss anything vital while avoiding all the aforementioned downsides. That's not just great, it's @#%^ing smart, private! That's what military also told me: Be efficient. Going out into the rain, getting a cold, getting sore feet, wasting five hours of my life and possibly two sick days of work... that's not efficient.
Also, I get to enjoy my beer faster this way. Edited, Nov 12th 2013 5:58pm by Mazra